Yesterday Tiny House Ontario had the kitchen removed by yours truly. There are a bunch of reasons why I this needed doing. One is that the floor is not level so I needed to level under the cupboards. I also wanted to get the counter tops in their permanent location despite the fact that the two existing cupboards are not staying forever. The next reason I did this is I think that by raising the base of the cupboards two inches (plus the amount needed to level them – another half inch). I believe that this will give enough clearance for the drawers when I eventually install the permanent floors, because the cupboards will not have legs. I sawed off the base of the current cupboards too because I want to have some room under the counter top for a few things. In this space I will, eventually install the sink, and a two burner propane unit. I will also do as my grandpa did when he build his kitchen which is to install a pull out cutting board. This will allow for a little extra counter space that can be pulled out when I want it, just like a drawer.
The job is not done, but at minimum it is in a more completed state of transition. I was one board short to fix up the top and also when I took it apart I realized that I am a very crappy painter… sigh.
I thought it would take a half hour but it took three hours. Still it looks pretty tidy now, so it is awesome! I am glad to have it behind me. Well, most of it anyway.
I got things put in there and as soon as I did, The Bad Little Wolf went sniffing at the cooler… I thought it was a pretty funny reaction when I asked him what he was doing! So I include this image as well.